Hyper-On Experience* ‎– The Family We Never Had



Monarch Of The Glenn
Lil Ruffi-On

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January 1, 2020
referencing The Family We Never Had EP, 12", EP, Ltd, RM, KF97

Alex Jungle brings the modern take up a notch, fast frantic and dark-side, Beautiful reissue.


December 15, 2018
edited about 1 year ago
referencing The Family We Never Had, 12", SHADOW 40
From a Hyper-On Experience facebook page post (https://www.facebook.com/HyperOnExperience/posts/10th-track-and-why-mastering-is-my-fault-also-this-may-be-a-bit-of-a-rantmonarch/167415136771090/ ):
What a fucking tune.

We loved doing those ambient intros. The whale sounds came from Pete Gleedall sample CD.

Synth pad came from Classic Gold Synth CD.

The arpeggiated synth was not done with an arpeggiator, it was done manually on the MMT8!

Glorious Korg M1 intro layering many internal sounds.

The half step beat that bridges to the drop had been knocking about for a while and I was dying to use it.

R-r-r-r-r-roll the drums!

Roland Jono 6 bass (like you didn’t know).

Break came from a Time and Space sample CD that demo’d future releases. Nice find!

Loads of synth sounds from the A-D sample CD.

A real drum workout. Gating and pitch effects. Intense programing.

2nd synth was made by layering many sounds in the Akai.

When we were mixing this in the studio at Purple Rain, Hammy came through to the control room and said he liked the slide in the chromatic synthline around 3:20!

Quite dark. I can remember pulling hard core faces when we were making this!

Steppy bridge to breakdown and return of arpeggiated synth to outro.

I love this one.

Hyper-On did a live gig in Sterling, Scotland once. No one moved during our set until we played this track. Then 400 people lost their fucking minds!

How did we name it?

I was sitting in a Chinese take away waiting for my egg fried rice, curry sauce and chips. Leafing through a sunday supplement I came across an advert for a new 4x4 car. It was pictured on the top of a hill, set within a mountainous skyline.

The tagline went: “King of the mountain, Monarch of the glen”.

I left the takeaway and started thinking: that’s a cool name for a tune. So I went back, tore the page from the magazine and cut out the tag line so I could stick it to the floppy disc.


November 6, 2016
referencing Disturbance (Tango Remix) / Half Stepper, 10", Ltd, SHADOW 40 R

Absolutely brilliant, among my all-time favourite jungle tracks. Deep deep atmosphere, great breaks


September 17, 2016
referencing Disturbance (Tango Remix) / Half Stepper, 10", Ltd, SHADOW 40 R
Once again TANGO killin it with this remix. In my opinion DJ Tango's style and production techniques remain underacted,


January 14, 2016
referencing The Family We Never Had, 12", SHADOW 40
Starts off like happy hardcore into it drops Boombastic plastic


April 3, 2011
referencing The Family We Never Had, 12", SHADOW 40
monarch of the glen intro reminds me of trance...or jean michael jarre?


July 9, 2010
referencing The Family We Never Had, 12", Pic, Unofficial, MP, SHADOW 40
interesting that six people say they have it when only two copies were pressed (allegedly)